Generally, those who create monster indie game hits don't follow up by spouting, well, corporate attitudes about their games when in public. So the fact Markus "Notch" Persson has a more liberal view of the piracy issue isn't that surprising. But he does have strong words for it.
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"Piracy is not theft," he told the Indie Games Summit at GDC yesterday, according to Edge. "If you steal a car, the original is lost. If you copy a game, there are simply more of them in the world."
How to combat piracy? ""Make a game last longer than a week," Persson said. "You can't pirate an online account."
"Is a bad review a lost sale? What about a missed ship date?" he asked. Food for thought.
GDC 2011: Piracy Is Not Theft, Says Minecraft Creator [Edge]